Math Properties Sorting Activity

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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Learning Objective

Students will complete the equations on 21 strips, and then identify the addition or multiplication property they used (commutative, associative, identity, or distributive).


Math Properties Sorting Activity: Your students will complete the equations on 21 strips, and then identify the math property they used from the list below.

- Commutative Property of Addition

- Associative Property of Addition

- Identity Property of Addition

- Commutative Property of Multiplication

- Associative Property of Multiplication

- Identity Property of Multiplication

- Distributive Property

Once students are done sorting, they cut out their strips and slide them inside the appropriate pocket. (Directions on how to make the pockets are included.)

This project can be assembled on construction paper and made into a bulletin board or hallway display. The pockets can also be glued into interactive notebooks!

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***Click on this link to check out my Math Properties BUNDLE, which includes PowerPoints, worksheets, and sorting activities!***

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Total Pages
8 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × 2 = 10, then 3 × 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 × 5 = 40 and 8 × 2 = 16, one can find 8 × 7 as 8 × (5 + 2) = (8 × 5) + (8 × 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property.)


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